Surfing Chicama, the World’s Longest Wave with Casper Steinfath

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Driven by “mad dreams of perfect Peruvian lines”, Casper Steinfath takes a solo journey through Chicama searching, endlessly searching, for a wave to SUP, surf or foil.

 

Viking on Tour: “Surfing Chicama – the World’s Longest Wave?”

Chicama is a legendary left-hander surf break, often toted as one of the longest waves in the world. Surfers from all over the globe come to check out the tasty offerings of this Peruvian surf dream, including Denmark’s surf viking Casper Steinfath.

“Do you see those micro peelers?  I’m going to get pitted!  I wish I was a mouse right now.” – Casper Steinfath

Using his signature Naish SUP surfboards, a shortboard and his foil, Casper makes good work of Chicama’s legendary break. Casper’s sense of play & frivolity are part of what keeps this Naish team rider at the top of the leaderboard in most SUP racing & surfing events.  He is driven and focused and equally capable of creating antics that leave us in stitches.

Watch “Viking on Tour:  Episode 3:  The World’s Longest Wave?” for an 8-minute adventure into Peru’s renowned surf break.  Stay tuned for more from Casper Steinfath’s Vlogs in the months ahead!

 

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.